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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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TGRs Young Chelsea
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ATB but go easy on them, they're 199'ers
4 over 3 shows solid hearts. After all, what else could it show?
Trial Bid after 1M-2M
Always put "other". The cool school plays (after 1-2) 2NT as any game try and anything else as a slam try. A fifth theory is held by idiots, but it is doubtful whether they know more of the matter than anybody else.
what does this bid mean
Showing short clubs while agreeing spades might not be all that helpful if that isn't what you have.
What do you say? (Part 1)
Have the words "very droll" ever been uttered in your presence?
How to play this hand?
Would ruff and play ace and a heart. Others will be along shortly to let me know what I should do instead.
Is AlphaZero really a scientific breakthrough in AI?
Oh, so is single-dummy bridge. All you have to do is the thing that will most often be right. You might as well play backgammon, except that at backgammon the machines "know" what will most often be right. But we already know which of the not-very-many moves at our disposal ...
Is AlphaZero really a scientific breakthrough in AI?
Because bridge is easier than chess. The par result of every bridge deal is determinable, and for most deals can easily be determined by humans. The rest we can leave to GIB, but we would have no difficulty in understanding its judgement. The par result of every chess position is ...
Is AlphaZero really a scientific breakthrough in AI?
What this "proves", as I mentioned before, is that people are hopeless at chess and even more hopeless at Go. If Stockfish was pre-programmed with human ideas of how to play chess for the first few moves, it is not especially to be wondered at that a machine knowing nothing ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Would venture to suggest that BW and Larry Cohen have their answer: opener's 2M rebid shows six even though Gavin Wolpert, a hopeless player whose memory is shaky and whose methods are worse, thinks that opener's 2M rebid shows six. Awaiting further instalments. As I said earlier, this ...
What do you say? (Part 2)
Then I would say "club". For although I consider myself a man of few words, several of my acquaintances opine that I should be a man of fewer still.

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